Children's rights report 2019

Children's rights report 2019

11 February 2020

This report tells the story of how well children's rights are protected and promoted in Australia.

This report has been published by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).

The report provides details of the work undertaken by the National Children's Commissioner since 2013. This covers work related to all the basic rights that children need to do well, like having a home and a family, getting a good education, being able to access quality health care, being safe from harm, and having a voice.

It finds that while most Australian children live in safe and healthy environments and do well, there are some groups of children whose rights are not adequately protected, impacting on their wellbeing and ability to thrive. This includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children with disability, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) children.

Access the report via the AHRC website.

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